Shaper by Maker

Jackson Surfboards

Ron Cansdell - co-founder
Brian Jackson - co-founder - sold to Jim Parkinson & Dave Mattison in '97
Garry Birdsall - '63/'64 - Current Bulli-based surf artist [still there 2016]
Bob Halliwell - '60s -
Bobby Brown - '60s - then to G&S - [passed away Aug 1967]
Brian 'Furry' Austen - mid '60s - moved to Qld. Founded Goodtime in '70
Gordon Merchant - '67/'68 - moved to Qld. Founded Billabong surf wear in '73
Laurie 'Froggy' Byrne - '70s - from G&S, then to shape for Byrne in Wollongong
Danny Childs - '70s - then founded Southern Comfort Surfboards
Bill York - then to Southern Comfort
Wayne Johnson - [passed away Sep 2013]
Frank Latta - '70s - [passed away Aug 2010]
Jim Parkinson - since '74 - current 2015 shaper & co-owner since '97

Force 9 Surfboards

Bobby Liddell - [passed away 1982]
Wayne Roach -
Terry Bishop - late '80s - after 15 years at G&S

Peter Clarke Surfboards

Frank Latta - [passed away Aug 2010]
Alan Blyth - '66/'67/'68/'69
Keith Paull - '66/'67/'68 [passed away Feb 2004]
Greg Mellhuish -
Geoff Solness - [passed away Aug 1986]
Peter Glasson -
Terry Bishop - '68/'69
Peter 'Beatle' Collins - '75/'76 - *Note - the last shaper to ever shape at Peter Clarke's

Gordon & Smith Surfboards

Floyd Smith - both US and Australian orginal founder - '65/'66/'67
Paul Cole - '68/'69 - recent years producing Fat Penquin Surfboards
Laurie 'Froggy' Byrne - 60's - moved to Jacksons, then South to Byrne's
Colin Eagle - '68/'69/'70/'71/'72/'73/'74 - has owned Cabarita Surf Shop since '91
John Monie - '67/'68/'69 - famous NRL Cronulla player & NRL coach
Wayne Williams - '69/'70/'71/'72 - later owned Wildnerness Surfboards, Yamba
Jeff Greenup - late '68/'69/'70 - retired to NSW Central Coast
'Blond' Bobby Brown - late 60's, moved to Forster, NSW to start own name brand surfboards
Bobby Brown - '60s - from Jackson Surfboards - [passed away Aug 1967]
Bob Hansen - now resides in Fortser, NSW
Peter Townend - ASP's 1st World Champ in 1976 - Bronzed Aussie model [lives in US]
Michael Peterson - shaped for a stint in the Summer of '79 - [passed away Mar 2012]
Brad Mayes - Bondi Underground Designs
Bob Liddell - Moon Beam Designs
Robert Conneely - moved to Margaret River, WA in '77 [Still there in 2015]
Terry Bishop - 15 year stretch from '72 to '87
Gary Hughes - Rock 'n Roll label - late '70s
Alan Blyth - '74/'75/'76/'77 - moved to Crescent Head in '77 [Still there in 2016]
Paul Armstrong - from late '70's to '84 - then founded Express Surfboards
Steve Griffiths - '72/'73/'74/'75/'76/'77/'78 - Driving Force Designs - then founded Emerald in 1978
Greg Mellhuish -
Greg 'Kirby' Kerr - one of the industry's best sanders, also shaped a few boards
Jim Banks - '79/'80/'81
Geoff Solness - '79/'80 - [passed away Aug 1986]
Greg Weber - '79/'80
Stuart Campbell
Iain 'Ratso' Buchanan - late '78 to '82 - current ASP International Judge in Europe
Wayne Roach -
Kevin McKell -

Norm Casey Surfboards

Garry Birdsall - '60/'61/'62 - Current Bulli-based surf artist [Still in Bulli in 2016]
Trevor Pollard - early to mid '60s - retired to the NSW North Coast

Southern Comfort

Danny Childs - mid '70s
Wayne Roach - mid '70s
Bill York - mid '70s
Bob Liddell - mid '70s
Peter Smith
Darren Pracy

Emerald Surfboards

During the Steve Griffo ownership era:
Steve Griffiths - founder - '78/'79/'80/'81/'82
Brad Mayes - '80/'81 - Bondi Underground Designs
Peter Smith - '80/'81 - Inner Release
Craig Naylor - '80/'81
Jim Banks - came from G&S in March '81
Phil George -
Paul 'The Bear' Burridge - Kneeboards '78/'79/'80/'81/'82
Bob Liddell - before moving to shape at Force 9 - [passed away 1982]
Kevin McKell - '79/'80
Michael Peterson - shaped small batches, usually enroute to/from Bells Beach

During the Arnold Cohen ownership era:
Richard Herbert - Huzza Wuzza Model
Terry Richardson - '84
Ronnie Woodward - '84 went on to start-up Waterforce Surfboards
Phil Smith - '84
Michael Mackie - '86/'87/'88/'89 - Moved to Ulladulla in '89 [Still there in 2016]

Baron Surfboards

Frank Latta - '68/'69 - [passed away Aug 2010]
Terry Bishop - '68/'69
Alan Blyth - '68/'69
John Rhodes - '68/'69

Waterforce Surfboards

Ronnie Woodward - '84
Michael Jackson - '84
Richard Herbert - '84
Terry Richardson - mid eighties

Something Incredible

John Rhodes - '68

Steve Core Surfboards

Frank Latta - '69/'70 - [passed away Aug 2010]

Express Surfboards

Paul Armstrong - founder - '78 to current [2016]
Michael Mackie - '85/'86
Craig Naylor - '85/'86
Terry Richardson - '80s


Cronulla shapers who are no longer with us...

Keith Paull - passed away aged 57 - FEB 2004
Frank Latta - passed away aged 63 - AUG 2010
Brian 'Furry' Austen - passed away aged 46 - 1991
Geoff Solness - passed away 1986
Bobby Liddell - passed away aged 32 - 1982
Richard Herbert -
Bill York -
Brad Mayes - passed away aged 37
Danny Childs - passed away 1989
Wayne Williams -
Greg 'Kirby' Kerr - passed away aged 44 - 1995
*Greg Kerr is the father of current ASP Pro Tour surfer Josh Kerr

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